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Homeowner Injured in Indian Creek Drive Blaze

A man was hurt late Wednesday night when his house caught fire in Levittown.

Thursday, 4:01 p.m.:

Brsitol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said Thursday afternoon that the fire was caused by careless smoking by the resident.

The homeowner, who lived alone, remains at St. Mary Medical Center and is being treated for smoke inhalation and burns, Dippolito said.

Thursday, 12:51 a.m.:

Officials say the man who lives at 300 Indian Creek Drive in the Levittown section of Bristol Township was transported to St. Mary Medical Center after a fire at his house late Wednesday night.

The fire was contained to a second floor bedroom of the house and was quickly knocked down by first responders, Levittown Fire Co. 2 Chief Ralph Gumbert said.

Brsitol Township Fire Marshal Kevin Dippolito said the investigation into what caused the fire remains open as of late Wednesday.

Neighbor Karen McCleary said the lone resident of the house dumped a burning mattress outside during the fire and re-entered the structure several times to try to fight the flames.

McCleary said that by the time she got to the man, his shirt was burnt along with the skin on his arm. Officials were not sure of the severity of the man's injuries.

Flames as high as 20 feet shot from the second-floor bedroom window when crews arrived shortly after 10:30 p.m., Gumbert said.

The chief credited the fast work of firefighters and the direction of the wind with helping save the structure.

Dippolito worked to try to get in contact with family of the homeowner. Neighbors said the man lives alone in the house.

Fire crews from the Edgely, Fairless Hills and Newport fire companies assisted units from Levittown Fire Co. 2 during the call.

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